Cru bourgeois 2015s – some bargains


See this guide to our coverage of Bordeaux 2015 for more about this distinctive vintage. 

Richard writes  There was lots to like at the tasting of Cru Bourgeois du Médoc from the 2015 vintage. A total of 271 châteaux qualified, equating to 32 million bottles of wine, across seven appellations on Bordeaux's left bank. 

As the crus classés get ever-more expensive, this is an important opportunity to present affordable red bordeaux to wine drinkers – but, inevitably, not all these crus bourgeois wines qualify in that category. Thanks in part to the natural qualities of the vintage, there were...